Kids, Plastic waste journal, Why zero-waste

Plastic waste journal #15

Here is our plastic waste from September 2018. (Sorry, its halfway through October and I'm just now writing this!) If you'd rather watch than read, here is a quick video I made looking at our trash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IJX1E6rlIQ&t=0s&index=6&list=PLZg0JwSmxeZoWwK6dPfWBwzCRcJkYYCw_ I include our recyclable and non-recyclable trash because plastic is only ever "downcycled," meaning its turned into one or… Continue reading Plastic waste journal #15

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Plastic Waste Journal #14

Here is our family's plastic that will be either sent to a landfill or recycled from August 2018: If you'd rather watch a video, here is a video analyses of this month's trash: https://youtu.be/cD17oMxt2gk I always like to point out things that shouldn't be repeated first--I guess it makes me feel better :). The diaper… Continue reading Plastic Waste Journal #14

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Plastic Waste Journal #13

Here is the plastic waste our family threw away or recycled for July 2018: There is still quite a bit of trash we are generating from using up our pre-zero-waste days, but we have a zero-waste solution once our supplies are out. For example, there is floss (don't worry, I don't usually save this, but… Continue reading Plastic Waste Journal #13

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Zero Waste Journal #12

The year is half over, and it feels like it just began! I asked my 87-year old grandma if the years continue to seem faster and faster with each passing year, or if it was just part of my phase of life with small children. "The years just keep going faster" was her answer. She… Continue reading Zero Waste Journal #12

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Plastic Waste Journal #11

Here is all of our plastic waste for the month of May, 2018: The carrot bag highlights the difficulty of traveling. We were on a road trip, for which I had diligently prepared food beforehand. But then we hit traffic and a 6 hour trip became 11 hours. For supper, we stopped at a Publix… Continue reading Plastic Waste Journal #11